Many of you already recognize the benefit of pole fitness (aka Pole Sport, Pole Dance, AcroPole). For those of you, who are still on the fence about the true value of these classes, here is some information and a look into the various elements of a pole fitness session.
Pole fitness combines some of the essential components of a well-rounded training program:
Believe it or not, pole develops your athleticism and explosiveness. You will understand what I mean when you try hanging from one arm, whipping your body around a static pole, and landing in a handstand.
This demo trick is called the “Oona Spin”.
Many pole tricks require immense isometric strength. Say “hello” to six-pack abs.
This demo trick is called the “Iron X”.
Flexibility is so often overlooked in training; however, not in pole fitness! Most pole moves require some degree of flexibility. Do not let this scare you away! A good pole class will devote a part of class to flexibility and/or joint mobility training.
This demo move is called the “Jade Split”.
High-Intensity Interval Training
By combining multiple elements, such as tricks, climbs and “dance” moves, you will soon realize that throughout a single class, pole continuously sends your heart rate soaring.
These demo tricks are a combination of climbs, spins and static poses.
If this isn’t enough, pole fitness allows you to infuse your very own kind of artistry and flow! Do you want to emphasize dance? Do you prefer to keep your practice acrobatic? Do you want to dabble in exotic pole dance? You decide!
Here’s a small sample of what you can expect from the Acropole program: